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Dec 8, 2012 10:00am PST
like trying to improve the education system. the fund mental things are what we need to work on. not just that we are growing faster in 2013 but for many years thereafter. >> christine, you make the point all the time. first of all, education, the payback is good. when you look at the numbers and compare the average to those with college degree, it's half. the unemployment rate is half. >> i'm terrified about the kids who haven't had a chance to get in the labor market yet. they have a degree, student debt. they're not in the labor market yet. the first job you have. the first foot on. the first foot on the ladder is so important to lifetime achievement. it's a country eating your young. good education but there is an opportunity for the education once you get into the labor market. >> christine, diane, ken. thanks for joining us. good conversation about the jobs report. let's see what the future holds in terms of jobs. all right. does this man scare you? if you're a republican in congress the answer is probably yes. in the last three weeks, more lawmakers have said they are don
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Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
thing. there are possibly other things which are trickier, like trying to improve the education system, but sort of these fundamental things, what we need to work on. not just that we're growing a little faster in 2013, but for many years there after. >> christine, you make this point all the time, actually. first of all, education, the payback is good. when you look at these numbers and compare the average to those with a college degree. it's half. the unplace of employment rate is half. >> it is, but i'm terrified about the kids who haven't had a chance to get in the labor market yet. so they've got a degree, debt, they're not in the labor market yet, so they haven't been able to get into that group that has half the employment of everything else. they're having a tough time and as we know, that first job you have, that first foot on the first rung -- >> those sort, up to the age of 30 is higher. up to 11. >> that first step on the ladder is so important to your lifetime earnings, achievement. as a country, it's eati ining y if you can't figure out a good edge kax, but there's an opp
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
of education, things like that. there's a definite policy choice in the state of new jersey. >> could you beat him? >> look, i think he's vulnerable. i think he's vulnerable to any democrat. his high mark in public polls that have been published, his high mark right now, he polls only at 53%. >> how would you feel if the president comes down and puts his arm around him again at the height of the battle? >> if there was a cause, a need for that, i applaud my president. new jersey is in a crisis, i want him to bond with whoever is in the governor's office. politics should be left to political seasons. governing should be done during governing season. even now before we get to next year, the election year, even now it's time to focus on governing and serving people. >> booker for senate, 2013? >> again, my focus right now is trying to figure out what that next step will be that is in accordance with my values. life is about purpose, not position. my value is i want to find whatever i do that can best make a contribution to the people in the city i love and the state i love. you and i both know th
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
for something fun and educational to do together. nature spot quest is our spot. opened in march 2011 with more than 7,000 square feet of interactive educational things to do and see, the exhibit has the feel of a playground and the educational tools of classroom. every nook and cranny offers children a new adventure. unlike traditional museums, at naturequest children are challenged from self-discovery to explore and be curious in a hands-on environment just like real scientists. with over 100 interactive encounters to choose from, a few of my son's favorites include the clubhouse build in the trees and human fossils and the simulating river that seems to be swimming when they step on it. >> naturequest is this amazingly fun world that's scientifically lis tick. you can explore from the oceans and top of the mountains and everywhere you look there's something to do, something to find. >> what does a 2-year-old care about science? >> not much, but my son has so much fun exploring he doesn't lielz his little brain is working too. ann clair stapleton, cnn, atlanta. [ male announcer ] when it come
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
and not being educated about it. i think that's what creates the difficulty in society. so i'll go up to the kid and say, my name is oscar and i've got these cool prosthetic legs, i'll tell them an interesting story like a shark bit them off or if the mother is looking i'll say it's because i didn't eat my vegetables, get brownie points there. ultimately i say i don't have legs but can live a very normal life. hopefully the next time they see somebody in a wheelchair or with a disability, they're not bewildered but they're educated and it's not as different as i think many of the older generation grew up with, something we didn't talk about. >> you were born without the fbi u la bo-- fibula in both legs. around your first birthday you had double amputees. basically your family ignored it, you started playing sports at a very young age. what is that moment when a man with no legs decides, i know what i'm going to do, i'm going to be a sprinter? the reason i ask you is i interviewed the armless archer who was incredible as well. i'm watching him do his stuff in here was like watching you run. of a
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
competitiveness to education. the new number one in most cases, a scandinavian country. what is the secret sauce? we'll dig into it. >>> but first here's my take. as we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here's something president obama could probably do by himself that would be a single accomplish money of the his presidency. end the war on tar rohr. for the first time since 9/11 an official has raised the prospect. johnson said in a speech to the oxford last week as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will be come a tipping point at which so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda and its affiliates have been killed or captured such that as al qaeda as wi know it has been effectively destroyed. at that point, he says, our efforts should no longer be considered an armed conflict. you might not realize it, but we're still living in a state of war. this is the longest since the civil war, world war i, world war ii. it grants the president and federal government extraordinary authorities, effectively extends civil liberties for anyone the gov
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
to education, the new number one in most cases a scandinavian country, what is the credit sauce? we'll dig into it. but first here's my take. as we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here is something president obama could do probably by himself that would be a single accomplishment of his presidency, end the war on terror. for the first time since 9/11, an administration official has raised this prospect. said in a speech to the oxford union last week, that as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will be come a tipping point as so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda have killed or captures such as al qaeda as we know it has been effectively destroyed. our efforts should no lo loaninger -- this is the longest period that the united states has lived in such a situation. longer than the civil war, world war i, world war ii, it grants the government extraordinary authorities and effectively suspends civil liberties for anyone the government deems the minute and also keeps us at a permanent war feeting in all kinds of ways, endsing thi
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Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we have been telling you about these two unlikely but powerful men who have teamed up to fight for same sex marriage in california. they say it is not a matter of being republican or democrat, and same sex marriage is simply an issue of civil rights. cnn's gloria borger tells us how the story of this political odd couple began. >> we now need to resolve this election. >> reporter: it was the historic case that decided the presidency and divided the nation. olson and boyce were the ones on the steps of the supreme court battling it out. that was then. this is now. on the streets of new york, they're talking anything but the law. >> it is called crazy heart, jeff bridges. >> i know, i know. i haven't seen that. i want to see that, though, and avatar. >> reporter: yethey have come a long way. let me play a game with you. great lawyer. >> ted. >> david. >> reporter: that's too
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Dec 8, 2012 6:30am PST
. and education could be cut by more than $4 billion. 100,000 children could lose their place in headstart. the white house says more than 25,000 teachers and aides could lose their jobs. the national education association, it puts that number even higher, closer 2080,000 jobs lost. mark moriel is the president of the national urban league and will cain is a cnn contributor and jane zahadi is a writer at cnn money. mark, all of this, all of this, is if they go over the fiscal cliff and they don't fix it, and they never fix it, right, the worst case scenario. my question for you. so much talk about taxes for the rich but isn't it true if the sequester goes into effect and isn't fix this will d disproportionately hurt the poor? >> it would because it would be tax increases on middle and working class americans and hard cuts across the board in defense and domestic programs, including education and job training so there's -- >> 700,000 mothers and children will lose nutrition assistance and 80,000 fewer child care subsidies and 14,000 fewer homeless would receive assistance. this is what agen
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
want our taxes to go to serve the policies of the country, education, charity, health care. i think that president obama's right about this. but i think compromise is going to be necessary to achieve some result. >> let me bring in abbe. your father is known as a moderate republican and a good dealmaker, a man who used to negotiate. what do you make of this? and what does he make of this? >> i think morale is so low right now. the country's so divided. especially for my generation. we're the ones that are going to be handed down the $60 trillion deficit. they will come to a deal. but right now, it's political theater. and it's probably going to look like the simpson-bowles. that will come full-circle again. >> here's a problem the republicans have got themselves into. is obama has been very clever here, the president. i think what he's done is skillfully said to the public, if he goes over the fiscal cliff, the republicans are prepared to make the entire middle class to pay more tax to save 2% of the wealthiest americans paying a little bit more. and that's a very bad position for t
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Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
of money and use that money for education and other things. >> all right. thank you for that. clearly so many more questions, legal questions, and for that we'll skip over to our joey jackson, legal commentator who joins us live from atlanta now. i think one of the big questions that also still remains for all of those guys out there having all sorts of fun in the park, there is still a federal law that says you can't smoke it. you can't carry it. you can't buy it. you can't sell it. you can't do anything when it comes to dope and the feds. how are these two entities going to compromise in this respect? >> with great difficulty. that was some party they had there. the federal law is pretty significant here because of course as you know back in 1970 we had a controlled substance act under nixon and one of those drugs that the fed said, you know what, was illegal and as you mentioned you can't manufacture and you can't produce and you can't import and you can't distribute and you can't sell would be marijuana and that's problematic because you have something called the supremacy clause. it
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
and education choices parents with special needs kids make. had it passed, crpd would have been the law of the land under the u.s. constitution supremacy clause and trumped state laws and could have been used as precedent by state and federal judges. again, that's not true. why the fudging of facts? we asked senator santorum on the program tonight. he declined, and like the others that won't explain themselves, we can guess their motivations and frankly it's so baffling we're taking wide guesses and we don't want to do that. the treaty supporters say that politics and a paranoia about the u.n. trumped the rights of the disabled in this vote. ted kennedy jr. is a health care attorney and advocate for people with disabilities. when he was 12 years old he lost his leg to bone cancer. there's a picture of him taken with his dad six years after that. he's a strong support either of the u.n. disabilities treaty. i spoke to him earlier today. >> it seems like you guys lost based on something that had nothing to do with the actual treaty? >> it's true. it's a sad day for people with disabilitie
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00pm PST
that educate people about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. and recently he made a $1 million pledge to the clinton global initiative to support the former president's newfound passion about this issue. >> he said, i have been very fortunate, and my son is worth $1 million. >> it's still hard to talk about. >> it is. it is. >> do you think it ever won't be? >> no. i think about him all the time. like i'm in d.c. today so i went walking on the gw campus looking for him. >> looking for him. >> yes. and i could feel him. i could feel him. every day i just miss him. every day. >> my girlfriend found me, dead already. i had been not breathing, no pulse, and i was turning blue. we use this board to compare car insurance rates side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by n
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
cannot go to school. i think malala will become the symbol of a girl's rights to education. >> well said. i couple of contemporary issues, one here and one back in our homeland. first one is the fiscal cliff. you're one of the keener economic minds in great britain. what do you make of what's happening in america? the old expression if america sneezes, we all catch a cold back in europe, as true as ever. what do you think should be happening here to try and get a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff happening? >> i have no doubt people are working very hard to get a deal. i wish their discussions -- well, now we have the president re-elected and we have a new congress. i think it's right they get them to the business of sorting this out. i think america's got to think that what it needs to do is get growth in its economy as well. and it needs to get growth by trade and exporting. i think what we're missing at the moment is a global agreement whereby big powers try to rebuild confidence in the world. yes, have you to sort out the fiscal problems. yes, you also have to have growth because that's
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
to us than the health and safety of our guests, employees and animals. educators and animal care staff are always on site at this area monitoring all interactions and are committed to guest safety. and the thomases say they were told repeatedly not to pick up the trays. but the 8-year-old just made a mistake. >> she said she just forgot. as you see in the video, moved the plate to say she was done. >> reporter: of course, we know the dolphin wasn't. the thomases say they won't be back at seaworld and they hope others will heed their warning. >> we're not banking on seaworld changing that attraction. i'm -- you know, i'm sure that's not going to happen. but perhaps we can change the minds of another parent or even an adult. >> after the thomas family returned home to atlanta, the young girl spoke with our affiliate wsv. >> i was thinking, he's going to haul me into the water. this is a little crazy but i thought he was kind of going to eat my hand off. >> she's okay this morning. this is not the first time seaworld has had problems at the dolphin cove. two other children reportedly were
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
and said it would have given the u.n. oversight of the health care and education choices parents with special needs kids need to make. had it been the law of the land it would have trumped state laws and could have been used as precedent by state and federal judges. that is not true. so, why the fudging of facts and we asked senator santorum on the program. he, too, declined. we can only guess the motivations and frankly some of this is kind of so baffling we'd be taking wild guesses and we don't want to do that. the treaty supporters including senator kerry say that politics and a paranoia about the u.n. trumped the rights of the disabled in this vote. ted kennedy jr., the son of the late senator kennedy is a health care attorney and advocate for people with disabilities. when he was 12 years old he lost his leg to bone cancer. that's a picture taken six years after that. he's a strong supporter of the treaty and not ginn up on it. i spoke to him earlier today. >> it sounds to me, it's one thing to lose based on facts and another thing to lose based on things that are completely
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
on how best to educate and otherwise care for their children with disabilities, and another provision of the treaty that can be read to obligate the united states government to pay for abortion services. >> you're just interpreting things. it never uses the word abortion, it basically says that disabled people should have the same access to health care that other people have, non-disabled people have overseas, again, we're talking about overseas. >> it does refer to reproductive rights and reproductive rights in this context has been interpreted to include abortion, and this is -- >> interpreted by you. >> -- an interpretation -- yes, and a number of other people who looked at it as well. the point is that if this does mean something, and if it could mean something that could impact u.s. law. >> but this treaty states it's not self-executing. and the u.s. supreme court has said that a non-self executing treaty doesn't create obligations that could be enforced in u.s. federal courts. >> the fact that it may be non-self executing, anderson, doesn't mean that it doesn't have any impact a
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> in the movie "the eternal sunshine on the spotless mind," the characters use high tech to delete painful memories. too bad we can't do that, right? new research says he may be able to. wendy walsh is here. it's very interesting, wendy. this is out of western university. they were looking for better treatments for two things, posttraumatic stress disorder and drug addiction. why those two very different things? isn't a memory a memory? >> no, because those two disorders, if you will, both involve spontaneous memories. obtrusive memories that jump in for the person with posttraumatic stress disorder, it's painful memories that interject in what now may be seemingly a pleasant day. for drug addicts, it may be environmental triggers that trigger pleasurable memories of how great that drug was. they're looking for how to suppress those kinds of memories. >> it sounds like you would want it but it's also a little bit frightening because what if they block the wrong thing or cause some
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00pm PST
him. >> he finds some solace from his son's death by funding programs that educate people about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. and recently, he made a $1 million pledge to the clinton global initiative to support the former president's newfound passion about this issue. >> he said, i have been very fortunate. and my son was worth $1 million. >> it's still hard to talk about. >> it is. it is. >> do you think it ever won't be? >> no. i think about him all the time. like i'm in d.c. today, so i went walking on the g.w. campus looking for him. >> looking for him? >> yes. and i could feel him. i could feel him. every day, i just miss him. every day. [ sirens ] >> my girlfriend found me dead already. i had been not breathing, no pulse. and i was turning blue. why do toys for tots and hasbro trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data acro
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Dec 2, 2012 11:30am PST
those children who are deprived or have no opportunities to have education. >> reporter: and the other thing, too, deb, with the cnn heroes program, it's an opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate those people. every day people who do extraordinary things and that's what we like about this. the hero gets $250,000 grant to help aid their cause. this is a celebration with a cause and it really does go a long way. the top ten heroes each get a $50,000 grant. and so we like to do that. we like to see people like efron who are really doing great work celebrated at least for one night of the year. >> absolutely. as you say, nischelle, it's just passing it on. pay i paying it forward. thanks. there's a lot of buzz and momentum there now as everybody does get ready to show up tonight, right? >> reporter: yeah. there's a lot going on. the red carpet, we're standing on the red carpet now. there's a lot going on. you see the crews up there putting finishing touches. we had to put the tarp up because it never rains in southern california. well, it has been for the last three days so we want to
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
while still being able to invest in things like education and research and development that are important to our growth and if we're going to protect middle class families, then we're going to have to have higher rates for the wealthiest americans, folks like me. >> white house correspondent dan loa lothian is in washington, d.c. this morning. so who has the ball? and whose court is it in at this point? >> reporter: first of all, we know that house gop had that counter offer, which white house spokesman jay carney has referred to as, quote, magic beans and fairy dust. we expect for republicans to put pressure on the white house to engage. in addition to that, to lock for whatever ways the white house might be able to look for cuts to entitlements. i think what's difficult now is to figure out exactly where the negotiations stand because from the white house perspective, they're saying that conversations continue, but there are house republican aids who are telling me that there are no phone conversations, no e-mails being exchanged. so it's difficult to tell how they ca
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
do not have access to a public school education. it affords them huge rights and for the united states to not be in the vanguard, we have been in the forefront of disability rights and disability rights has always been a bipartisan cause in -- from the rehab act of 1973 to special education where people like my dad worked with senator orrin hatch, so many other republicans in a bipartisan way because disability crosses every single socioeconomic barrier. so i think what's upsetting about this vote, disability law that was never political before is politicized. >> besides john mccain, former senator dole, you had dick thornburgh, former attorney general who i guess is the father of a disabled child? >> that's correct, yeah. >> if anybody would know about the impact of the u.s. law, the former attorney general of the united states would have a pretty good idea if this impacted u.s. law. >> i think that's a very good point. we did have eight republicans and i take my hat off to them because they had to face very stiff pressure by the far right not to join with the democrats to vote
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Dec 8, 2012 2:00pm PST
in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy, and if we're serious about protecting middle class families then we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that is one principle i wouldn't compromise on. >> speaker john boehner has a different view. he says the president needs to abandon what he called his "my way or the highway approach," in his words. if the president does that a lot of things are possible. >>> syrian rebels are battling army units around the capital. activists say 26 people were killed in the damascus suburbs today, while 29 more were killed around the country. meanwhile, the u.s. and other officials warning against chemical weapons. syria says it would never use the chemical weapons against its own people but warns that terrorists could use it against the people. >>> and linebacker jerry brown, a dallas cowboy, a member of the team's practice squad was pronounced dead at the hospital. he was riding in a car driven by josh brent, the starting nose tackle. brent has been arrested on suspicion of intox
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
structure to make thorough is has a more educative fighting force. this morning, nelson mandela is in the hospital, jacob zuma paid him a visit, and said there is no cause for alarm. >>> susan, as you can imagine, south africans are holding their collective breath, their very worried about their beloved former president. they call him father in one of the native languages, they adore him. he helped bring democracy to this nation. we're getting very little information about what is wrong with him. as you said, the president visited nelson mandela, and he came out saying he is in good care and is comfortable. we're not being told what kind of tests are being run on him. yesterday, when the news broke that he had been hospitalized, we're told that he went in for tests, and that it was in line with treatments that people, his age, 94 go through. but no more details today from the presidency. jacob zuma treats it as a closely gaurded secret. he is appealing to everybody to give his family privacy. >> we're certainly hoping for the best. what is the feeling there? is there a sense of
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Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
tax rate would stay the same at 15%. but he would lose the american education tax credit and have to pay more than $600 in payroll taxes. and even though it's weeks before the changes would take effect the impact is already being felt because of uncertainty. 401(k) plans are taking a hit. companies are putting freezes on hiring. and the retail sector which makes most of its money in the final weeks of the year. black friday is over and people are just hoping it doesn't turn into bleak friday. >> trying to be penny wise and not dollar stupid. >> the national retail federation did a survey that 64% of americans are watching closely the negotiations in washington over the fiscal cliff and that a lot of consumers are taking a wait and see approach, reluctant to go on a spending spree. >>> okay, i know you've got them, you've got questions about the fiscal cliff, so get them to me by tweeting them to me at my handle at allisoncossack and we'll handle as many as we can during our 5:00 hour. >>> now to the latest on that tragic story out of britain. the investigation continues into the a
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
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Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
of across the board tax increases for everyone, coupled with cuts in spending like defense, education, health care, and housing assistance. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin with the very latest. jessica? >> reporter: president obama has now personally turned down speaker boehner's opening offer to avert the fiscal cliff. he did it in a tv interview. what does president obama think of speaker boehner's proposal to avert the fiscal cliff? >> unfortunately, the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about $800 billion worth of revenues but says he's going to do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it doesn't work. >> reporter: he won't agree to eliminate a tax deduction for contributions to charity. >> every hospital and university and nonfor profit agency across the country would find themselves on the verge of collapse. so that's not a realistic option. >> reporter: but the president didn't say all this to speaker boehner. he said it in an interview on bloomberg tv. the last time the two men spoke was almost a wee
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. is what drives us to broadcast the world's biggest events in 3d, or live to your seat high above the atlantic ocean. it's what drives us to create eco-friendly race tracks, batteries that power tomorrow's cars, nearly indestructible laptops, and the sustainable smart towns of the future. at panasonic, we're driven to make what matters most better. just another way we're engineering a better world for you. >>> the republican speaker of the house john boehner is placing all the blame on president obama for another week lost in the race to stop the country from going over the fiscal cliff. what the speaker didn't say in a news conference today could potentially be very significant. let's bring in our senior congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: reckless was the strong word the speaker used to describe timothy geithner's statement that he is willing to go over the cliff if republicans don't g
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
is awarded based on skills, experience, and education. maybe that's the answer. maybe it isn't. in a country that's always favored the underdog, we haven't really put much thought into this, have we? this fiscal cliff fight is going to end one way or another and then the real work begins. immigration reform is ahead. let's keep the conversation going. find us on facebook and twitter. our handle is cnn bottom line. "cnn saturday morning" continues now with the top stories we're watching. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." some are calling it the next roe v. wade or brown v. board of education. the issue the u.s. supreme court agreed to take on that will make history. >> all of those who argued for nonintervention because of the things that might happen have now happened because we failed to intervene. >>> when is enough enough? that is the question many are asking about syria, as the death toll climbs and concerns mount over chemical weapons. now some lawmakers are saying it may be too late to stop mass destruction. >>> and a toddler taken from the onl
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00am PST
education impacted, for example, in south dakota. so these governors are very concerned about what these numbers could mean for them if lawmakers here in washington do not get a deal done. it's very real. you could see everything from defense to education impacted if a deal isn't done. >> all right, dan lothian, thank you. i like that governor fallin mentioned they have ideas to save money and create efficiencies. perhaps it's the governors to the rescue in this fiscal cliff crisis.lothian, thanks so much that. ose. citracal slow release. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs every year. call today to request a free decision guide. the rescue in th
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we're back with tonight's outer circle where we reach out to our sources around the world and go to cairo where three advisers to morsi have stepped down. demonstrators set fire today to offices of the muslim brotherhood. >> reporter: president morsi thought he was going to have a cake walk to the nationwide referendum on december 15st on the constitution he was mistaken. at least three of his advisers resigned tonight as opposition factions continue to put on the pressure against the president and this time, things got ugly and violent in front of the presidential palace. that's where you had supporters of the president and opponents of the president facing off in what started as a stare down and then evolved into an all out brawl. two sides were clash iing by throwing rocks, debris, even molotov cocktails. police came in at one point and broke up some of the clashes. others continued throughout the night. now, the question, will the vote take place or will the president back down? >> o
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm PST
i've had so much support from my family, my friend, my educational background, so, you know, i think it's just i culmination of a ton of different things you can't really pinpoint but all i can do is just thank god i'm here. >> i leave you still have hooks for your hands, but are you going to be moving towards getting, you know, a real hand replacement, a prosthetic? >> i hope so. i've been doing a lot of research and there's really, really cool stuff on the market. there is a mioelectric hand i'm very interested in. it can produce several different grasps, almost mimicking a real hand. so, i'm definitely interested in getting that. right now, however, what i'm most interested in is getting out of the wheelchair because that does restrict a lot of my mobility. what i'm focusing on now is actually making the left leg. i'm been talking to my prosthetist about it. hopefully tomorrow we'll be making the mold of my left leg. and once that leg is is completed, my next priority will be getting some better functioning hands. >> what you had to overcome is is so incredible. are you to relearn
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
on drugs, they say look, we spend more on drug education and treatment than they do on law enforcement. what could they do better? >> what they could do better is simply stop locking people up. if you are sent to prison, you end up in far worse state than if you were actually sent to a drug rehabilitation center and helped. >> you're known as such a free spirit, right? do you smoke marijuana? >> i'm a '60s lad. i tried a split or two when i was a teenager. i decided that drink was my drug of choice, and so i prefer white wine or beer to marijuana, but you know, whether children of mine do, we'll, that's another story. >> i'm sure, right, they're in the age where i suppose it can be. all right, well, thank you very much. really appreciate your time. >> cheers, thank you. >> pretty interesting and serious topic, although he did say afterwards that he would want to try pot brownies. breaking the taboo will be able on youtube this evening and his opinion is on cnn.com/opinion right now and it is amazing. some of the statistics are unforgettable. >>> up next, mohammed morsi addresses suppor
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Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm PST
that are guesswork, conjecture, educated guesswork to be sure, but still, they're conjecture. it's not like a court of law where you say this is the evidence, this is irrefutable proof. on the other hand there are certain things that the intelligence community can do. for example, they can assess how stockpiles were accumulated in a particular country. you mentioned that the russians had supplied some chemical agents to the syrians and that's absolutely true. you can assess how each area supplies the syrians. you know what they've done, how they've done it and how often they do it. also you can have some intelligence sometimes from human sources that specifically outlines exactly, you know, how good the chemical weapons are, whether they'll be used, whether there's good training for it, what kind of training these people have and all of that is weighed in when they make their assessment. >> there are reports that the assad regime has loaded the chemical weapons onto missiles. you need to get between assad and the person that pushes the button on the missile. how do we know that? >> there are report
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
for the skills. >> some of the argument has been that our education is so dismal we are not teaching people -- hold the phone for a minute here. dana bash from capitol hill is joining me. i heard your question. it was right on point. it was, i believe, question number one for the speaker. which was -- are you willing to start negotiating on the numbers of that top taxation issue between 35 and 39.5. you didn't get your answer. >> reporter: i didn't get my answer. but -- certainly other people were asking similar questions. i'm not sure if could you hear the questions from other reporters. finally, there was one question that asked about whether there is some middle ground on the republican position on the tax rates. the speaker speaker didn't say no. that was one of the most significant moments of this press conference. he didn't say no. his answer was basically that's -- you know, he's willing to talk about a lot of things if the president moves off his my way or the highway attitude. so that was -- again, that's pretty write significant. the other thing that, again, not sure if you could
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Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. get selsun blue for itchy dry scalp. strong itch-fighters target scalp itch while 5 moisturizers leave hair healthy. selsun blue. got a clue? get the blue. >>> good morning, new york city. glad you're with us this morning for "early start weekend." very early. still a very dark morning there in the big apple. dplad you're watching. >>> this morning, former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition in a houston hospital. he's been treated for bronchitis. he's been if the hospital for more than a week now. at 88, the world war ii veteran is the oldest living former president. >>> the supreme court could decide this week whether to take up the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed doors on friday but took no action. the high court could act tomorrow when it's scheduled to release orders, or the justices may choose to discuss the issue when they meet for another scheduled conference on friday. >>>
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Dec 2, 2012 12:00pm PST
ask americans today what are republicans for, they don't have a solution. education, by the way, is a good one. i think republicans should be talking about choice. charter schools, vouchers, anything that give minorities more opportunities. >> david? >> look, i'm in favor of the republicans being a low tax party. here's the danger. when republicans say taxes, they mean income taxes. 80% of americans now pay more in payroll taxes than they pay in income taxes. payroll taxes will go up at the end of the year. the payroll tax holiday will end. that's a big tax increase for everybody. 80% of americans pay more. and where is the republican plan to hold the line on those people's taxes? if taxes only mean the tax, the income tax portion of tax burden for four-fitz four fifths of the country, you're talking about something that doesn't matter that much. and in a democracy, you cannot be a successful party if you talk about things that don't matter that much to four fifths of the country. >> all right, your paycheck, your investment, your home, they may all be taxed a bit differently ne
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Dec 2, 2012 3:00pm PST
to add to the cost of that, which was a big factor. >> reporter: some educators point out that the immersive experience of attending a college can hardly be replicated by logging onto a laptop and that contact with professors is hugely limited online. but even critics admit this trend could open up education to hundreds of millions of people. >> i have already taught more students than i ever could have hoped to teach in my entire career. >> reporter: and there is still a lot to learn. tom foreman, cnn, baltimore. >> this past week a walmart survey found 78% of parents will buy the same amount of toys for their kids regardless if they were naughty or nice. so are these parents saying some of us are just born naughty? that it's human nature? human behavioral expert wendy walsh is with me now. so, wendy, arer that police officer who gave a homeless guy shoes in new york city this week? this was a time -- >> i love that story. >> i love this story. it's a top story around the country, newspapers, websites, tv, everybody is talking about it. now ultimately it's just a guy givi
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Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
to mind, brown versus the board of education, that sat on people's desks for a long time and a bunch of different cases that all sort of folded in to it. loving versus virginia. that was interracial marriage. that was another case that sat around a long time because it seemed as though the supreme court, differently configured supreme court, actually wanted to wait and let the country lead. and when you look right now, even some people who have been fighting for same-sex marriage for years say the math and the map don't make the supreme court taking this up right now a certainty. >> your law professors are so thrilled with you right now, joe johns, that you could just spout that off and i'm impressed. joe johns, thank you very much for that. see you probably friday. for the record, folks, nine states plus d.c. have legalized same-sex marriage to date. exit polls of last month's elections show that a slight majority of voters think that gay marriage should be legal in their states. >>> moving on now. rain, wind and snow are hammering the west coast. three separate storms in just one w
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